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on the constitution, the catholic church itself has taken a strong stance against day marriage. monte francis sat down within oun o one-on-one with salvador cordileone. >> reporter: the u unapologetic when it comes to his stance on day marriage. >> it's the challenge of being counter cultural. you know, misunderstood. >> reporter: since being named archbishop of san francisco last summer, salvatore cordileone has faced criticism just about every time he speaks out on the issue of gay marriage. the most recent backlash came when he told a catholic newspaper that legalizing same-sex marriage would be akin to legalizing male breast feeding. he says it is a statement he doesn't regret making. >> i was trying to demonstrate that it's something that exists in nature. and it would be legislating something that is contrary to nature. >> reporter: cordileone chairs a committee of american bishops dedicated to promoting traditional marriage. he is a believer in reparative therapy, the idea that gay people can be made straight, and said legalizing gay marriage could lead to legalizing polygamy. the archbishop sa
and congresswoman nancy pelosi arrived in rome ahead of the mass for pope francis. jay gray joins us from vatican city with a look at the controversy surrounding the guest list. >> reporter: good evening. preparations continue both inside and outside of st. peter's square this evening and there's been a noticeable increase in both security and excitement on the eve of tomorrow's inaugural mass. sirens echo through the streets of rome as police lead caravans of dignitaries gathering to celebrate pope francis. >> wonderful person. do a very good job. >> reporter: vice president joe biden leads the u.s. delegation. today he met with the president and prime minister of italy while pope francis held his first audience with the head of state. argentinean president said i've never been kissed by a pope before as she gave francis a gift. traditional argentine cups used to drink the country's national beverage. they were at odds over social issues when he was the archbishop of buenos aires. hundreds of thousands expected to pack the gnawicity for the inaugural mass. >> reports are that there's an exciteme
it along. live in hayward, monte francis. >>> developing news from afghanistan. the death of a husband and son, a soldier from the east bay. 31-year-old sergeant first class james grisham from hayward dried thursday at a military hospital in germany from gunshot wounds he suffered two days earlier in afghanistan. grisham was assigned to the special forces group based in ft. lewis, washington. he had served in iraq and was on his fifth overseas deployment. grisham was a 1999 graduate of mt. eden high school. he is survived by his wife. >>> u.s. secretary of state john kerry made a stop in iraq today. kerry met with iraq's prime minister for what was described as a very spirited discussion. they talked about iraq's delicate transition to democracy, as the country prepares for upcoming elections. >> we all want to see iraq succeed. such an enormous investment of our treasure, our people, and our money in this initiative. the world has an interest in seeing iraq take a leading role in the world as a functioning democracy. >> the talk also focused on iraq granting iran access to its air spa
into the square for naug ralg mass for pope francis. hundreds of thousands traveled to the vatican to be part of today's historic service including joe biden. it was his connection with the crowd that seemed to be so powerful and joining us from valt vatican is jay gray. he joins us live. jay? >> reporter: good evening, janel janelle. it was a mass draped in the traditions of the catholic faith, but since he's done since his election, he managed to weave his own special traditions into the celebration here. it was that connection with the crowd that made the biggest kifr difference it seemed. he rode into st. peter's square and then got out of the vehicle and actually mixed with those who had gathered hundreds of thousands from around the world shaking hands, kissing some of the faithful, stopg for a very special blessing. during his homily, he discussed what has been at the core of his papacy over the last few days, and that is taking care of the pour, those among us he says are needy or the weakest among us. he also at times seemed to refer to the problems the catholic church has been facin
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